Monday, October 01, 2012

The Good Die Young

I see that the unrepentant Stalin Apologist, Eric Hobsbawm has died.

Like many apologists for Communism of his era he later framed his support for the USSR as being anti-Nazi. This is of course twaddle as the Communist party of Germany was far more likely to collaborate with the Nazis than opponents on the democratic left and right.

An appalling man and an untrustworthy historian.


banned said...

I was dangerously exposed to that twat during several years studying history. The BBC generally helfd him in high esteem but any casual examination of the facts revealed him for the fool he was.

Nevertheless, Rest In Peace Eric (you old fraud).

JohnM said...

Quite. He famously defended the Nazi Soviet Pact and described the war as a Capitalist War until the Germans invaded the USSR. Anti Nazi when it suited him!

A K Haart said...

"An appalling man and an untrustworthy historian."

Ugly old sod too.

James Higham said...

Yep, we're all saying good riddance to him this morning.